What you need to know about exporting to Egypt and the GOEIC conformity assessment programme certification process.
Brief history of the GOEIC Programme
Following Decrees n°992/2015 and n°43/2016 on March 16, 2016 by the Egyptian Ministry of Trade and Industry, important changes have been applied to the Customs Clearance procedure, as well as to the list of regulated products subject to conformity assessment.
Factories, manufacturers or trademark owners of regulated products must now register with GOEIC in order to continue exporting to Egypt.
Cotecna has been accredited since 2012 by the General Organization for Export and Import Control (GOEIC) to verify product conformity to local standards. Cotecna can assist exporters and importers throughout the conformity assessment process and in obtaining a Certificate of Conformity (COC) to clear their goods at Customs.
Egypt Conformity Assessment Process
Cotecna’s mandate includes the physical inspection, sampling and testing of goods in fully ISO 17025 accredited laboratories. Factory audits may also be carried out to ensure production is compliant with Egyptian standards.
To assess the conformity of a shipment, the Verification of Conformity process will follow one of the two following routes, depending on the exporter’s profile:
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If you have any questions or would like to receive a quotation for your exports to Egypt, please contact us. Feel also free to consult our GOEIC Certification Process guidelines to find out what export documents you need.